(This story was updated at 10:10 PM ET with comment from the Yes on 820 campaign.)
In a critical rebuke to the legalization of marijuana in the heartland of conservative America, Oklahoma voters on Tuesday staunchly rejected an adult use measure in a special election.
With just under 72% of the precincts voting Tuesday, so was State Question 820 lost nearly 27 points, With 141,978 votes in favor and 242,234 votes against.
The polls had closed for just over an hour when the New York Times and Associated Press Called the race over.
Tuesday’s defeat came in Oklahoma November losses in Arkansas and the Dakota, although adult-use cannabis has begun to be sold in Missouri, where a legalization measure was passed in November.
Oklahoma voters seemed to have turned against the measure in both rural and urban areas – when they turned out at all.
According to unofficial early results from
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